CENTIR alumna Dr. Cynthia Matare (PhD International Nutrition, Cornell University, 2015) shares her postdoctoral work as an IMMANA Fellow on measuring women’s time use to improve implementation of nutrition programs:
“…Previous estimates suggest that women in rural Africa average 18-hour work days, with very little rest or leisure time. It has also been recognized that their time is zero-sum in that any new activity is added at the expense of another, usually sleep or rest time. These constraints on women’s time could potentially have a negative effect on their capabilities to: (1) access agriculture and nutrition interventions; (2) choose to make use of these interventions; and (3) eventually implement the recommended practices in their homes.”
For Cynthia’s full article, click here for the IMMANA blog.